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    Hey all,

    we have just had our brick fence completed by the professionals
    now were ready to start on the D.I.Y part

    the plan is for 90mm merbau decking laid horizontally between each pier
    (there is around 1800mm between each pier )

    we dont want to use steel so a treated pine length of timber bolted on either side of the pier and one in the centre to support the sag
    now our main concern is the timber either bowing in or out
    where the centre timber is placed as it will be only be screw to the merbau

    will this be suffice? our bricklayer didn't seem to think so?
    has anyone used timber for the supports and if so what was your plan of attack?
    I have tried to look for pictures of the actual supporting frame but can only find frontage photos

    some advice on this matter would be appreciated greatly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmate View Post
    Hey all,

    we have just had our brick fence completed by the professionals
    now were ready to start on the D.I.Y part

    the plan is for 90mm merbau decking laid horizontally between each pier
    (there is around 1800mm between each pier )

    we dont want to use steel so a treated pine length of timber bolted on either side of the pier and one in the centre to support the sag
    now our main concern is the timber either bowing in or out
    where the centre timber is placed as it will be only be screw to the merbau

    will this be suffice? our bricklayer didn't seem to think so?
    has anyone used timber for the supports and if so what was your plan of attack?
    I have tried to look for pictures of the actual supporting frame but can only find frontage photos

    some advice on this matter would be appreciated greatly

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    Yeah, no good. Any reason why the frame cannot go the full perimeter?

    Cannot see your attachment.

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    Hi,

    We've had plenty of customers do a similar sort of thing without any issue. (normally just a bit of 42x19 merbau screwed from the back..)

    We have some screens set up at our Ferntree Gully branch that are 2.8M apart with 2 of 42x19 uprights and they haven't moved in the last few years...

    That said if you wanted to guarantee no movement , you could get some steel frames welded up to fit and fix the cladding straight to them.

    Let me know if you'd like a quote..?

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    At the very least how about running one of the decking boards on the flat across the top and screw it to the top run to form an upsidedown 'L'.

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    thanks for the quick responses guys

    phild01 I have tried to upload photo again, I like the ideal of the upside down L

    my neighbor also suggestion 2 L bracketss at the bottom of the supporting middle timber to tie the bottom in and with your idea it will be tied at the top J

    DEMAK Timber wow that looks great, well we are around 1.8m apart so maybe just the one support similar to yours in the middle, we dont have a big budget for this exercise and I would like to go down the D.I.Y route gives me a good excuse to use my new drill and saw purchased recently but thank you
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